UPDATE 5p: Albuquerque Fire Department officials say two people were rescued from swift waters in an arroyo Wednesday afternoon.
One man was rescued near Morningside and Cutler after traveling three miles downstream. Someone had spotted him in the water near Indian School and Louisiana. He has been hospitalized in stable condition.
A woman was rescued in the arroyo near Louisiana. According to a city official, officers tied their rain jackets together and pulled the 16 year old straight up 10 feet to rescue her.
I have always associated the word "monsoon" with India. Conversely, words like "arid" and "parched" I associate with the Southwestern United States, not just as descriptions, but as central facts about the regions.